29 July 2012

Alert Red Squirrel

Alert Red Squirrel by Paul Miguel
Alert Red Squirrel, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

A wonderful pose and eye contact from this red squirrel in the rain. I just love these animals so much. They are georgeous.!!

Leap into the unknown..

Leap into the unknown.. by Paul Miguel
Leap into the unknown.., a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

What an amazing sight. One of about twelve mallard chicks that threw themselves off from the guttering of a roof. The building had a kind of eco-roof covered in grass where they had hatched. After bouncing on the concrete, all chicks seemed safe and sound... Incredible.!

24 July 2012

Spider wrapping up damselfly

The perfect predator here in a pond in West Yorkshire.. After catching a damselfly, this spider actually bent the insect's tail round to its head in order to make it easier to package... Amazing!!

08 July 2012

Gannet courtship

Gannet courtship by Paul Miguel
Gannet courtship, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

Photographed yesterday on my Photography Workshop at Bempton Cliffs. More to come soon of these stonking birds..!!

06 July 2012

Tawny Owl in rain

Tawny Owl in rain by Paul Miguel
Tawny Owl in rain, a photo by Paul Miguel on Flickr.

I photographed this captive tawny owl for the first time yesterday. He is just beautiful!! This is a first year bird, almost in completely adult plumage. From now on, we will have this owl available for all our bird of prey photography workshops in Yorkshire... along with a male merlin which arrives soon.!!!

03 July 2012

Nature Photography Workshop - planning for 2013

I'm currently working on my nature photography courses programme for 2013. Any suggestions are very welcome - it's always good to know ideas that people have and improvements that can be made. If readers of this blog have any suggestions for wildlife subjects, specific locations or settings, or anything else.. please feel free to get in touch or comment on this post. Most workshops will be in Yorkshire.

Next year I will be running farmland wildlife workshops and hopefully a winter red kite shoot on private land. I'm also looking into Martin Mere and there may even be the chance of offering red squirrels...  Everything is dependent on location and reliability in order to provide the best opportunities possible for photographers.

Lots of time in the office this week - but at least I'm not missing out on the weather.!!